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I'm in France!!!! 🇫🇷

Thanks to everyone who attended our Oktoberfest dinner last weekend... sorry for making you all gain five pounds...

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm

Calendar 🗓

October 14 (Saturday) - Second Saturday… Croque Monsieur and French Fries!!! I will have just returned from France, so what else would you expect?

November 7 (Tuesday) - Our annual Alternative Wine Dinner. We are now taking reservations for this annual wine dinner, so please call to reserve your space.

November 16 (Thursday) - It's that time of year again... Beaujolais Nouveau! As usual, to celebrate the new release, we will have French fare all day long, so make sure to add this exciting day to your calendars.

Store News 🏬

In case you missed it, on Monday I left and am now in France!!! Chelsea and the girls will be running the show, so make sure to stop on down and show them some support. With the holiday season fast approaching, we also started stocking up on some wine accessories that were delivered on Wednesday. They're for the holidays, yes, but truly they make great gifts any time of year.

Wine News🍷

It was a busy week last week, part of which was tasting a lot of wines with a distributor last Thursday. I know, I know, my job sounds exhausting. We picked a handful of new finds and some old favorites, and they are now in the store for you to enjoy this week.

Dan’s Feature ⭐️

This week's feature is Flycatcher 2022 California Red Wine from Frog's Leap in Napa. I have always been a big fan of Frog's Leap for a few reasons. It was started by John Williams (formerly of Stag's Leap) and Larry Turley (now of Turley Wine Cellars) on an old frog farm in Napa. John was one of the winemakers when Stag's Leap won the famous Tasting of '76 in Paris, and Larry was an ER doctor. They made their first batch of wine in a hot tub... you can't make this stuff up. They really care about the land and take great care of their employees too. John Williams is just a good guy. This wine is pretty darn good as well. This 2022 vintage is the inaugural vintage of this wine. It is 33% Zinfandel, 31% Petite Sirah, 22% Merlot, and 14% Syrah, and tasting notes describe it as such: "Warm, generous fruit from the Zin combines with great backbone and spices from the Sirah-Syrah sisters. Merlot (grown at high elevation) adds acidity and an earthy-floral top-note that helps invite the next sip." Priced at $39.99, this wine is extra special because you won't find it for purchase in any stores, so stop on down and grab one here while you can. I don't think it will last long.

Dan’s Pick 🥂

Our pick this week is a delicious Willamette Valley Chardonnay from Stoller Family Estate. Stoller 2021 Dundee Hills Chardonnay is a shining example of Oregon Chardonnay, which is getting more and more attention these days. It only sees a tiny bit of oak and thus showcases a lot of fruit. "This wine opens with ample aromas of wet stone and lemon tart. Firm vibrancy braces the palate, conveying tension alongside satisfying flavors of persimmon and starfruit. The finish is clean and taut with fading plusher fruit flavors lingering on the palate. Though intriguing now, this wine should unravel in complexity for years to come." Nothing wrong with that... if you are a fan of unoaked Chardonnays, this one is for you. We have this $25 bottle priced at only $19.99, so it's a bargain to boot.

Food News 🐟

We tried to order some delicious Dry Aged Pork that we heard about last week, but unfortunately it was out of stock. We will try again this coming week. In the meantime, Chelsea brought back in Fresh Burrata, which we will serve it at the bar this Friday and Saturday on Basil Pesto with Dorati Tomatoes and Crostini. If you remember and miss this from the old food menu, then head on over here this weekend.

Oyster News 🦪

This week we again have Pink Moons from Prince Edward Island. They are an “oyster that will seduce any oyster eater. They are a culinary favorite because of their glistening shells, balanced flavor, and beautifully consistent shapes. For a full flavor experience, enjoy these oysters with a nice sparkling rosé.” What luck... we can help you with both the oysters and the sparkling rosé.

Market Items 🛒

*Fresh Hand Cut Prime Strip Steaks - $22.99/lb

*Fresh Wagyu Hanger Steaks, 2 Pack (1lb) - $29.99

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 4pk - $16.99

*Fresh Oysters - $24 a dozen

*Fresh North Atlantic Salmon - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Sashimi-Grade Ahi Tuna - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Duroc Double Bone-In Pork Chops - $12.99

*Fresh Bratwurst, 5pk - $8.99

Frozen Whole BMS 6/7 Wagyu Tenderloin - $39.99/lb (1 remaining)

Frozen CAB Steak Burgers 4pk - $14.99

Frozen CAB Dry-Aged Ribeyes - $18.99/lb

Frozen Center Cut 8oz Beef Tenderloin Filets - $16.99

Frozen Choice Sirloin Cap Strip Steaks, 8oz - $9.99

Frozen Lamb Sirloin Roast - $22.99/lb

Frozen Lamb Racks, 2lbs - $49.99

Frozen Spiral Cut Dearborn Hams, approx. 9lb - $27.99

Frozen Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin - $12.99

Frozen Pre-Cooked Frozen BBQ Ribs (approx. 3lb racks) - $23.99

Frozen Italian Sausages, 4 per pound - $8.99

Frozen Dearborn Knockwurst, 5pk - $8.99

Frozen Black Pepper Bacon - $14.99

Frozen Chilean Sea Bass, 6oz - $16.99

Frozen Halibut Cheeks - $22.99/lb

Frozen Buddy’s Detroit Style Pizzas (Cheese or Pepperoni) - $17.99

Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade, avg. 16oz - $19.99

Frozen U-16/20 Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $19.99

Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb

Frozen Lobster Tails, 2pk - $35.99

Frozen Whole Petite Potatoes - $8.99

Frozen Oven-Roasted Potato Wedges - $8.99

Frozen Arrezzio Basil Pesto, 16oz - $18.99

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Strozzapreti from Italy - $14.99/lb (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Lobster & Crab Tortelli from Italy - $16.99 1/2 lb

Fresh/Frozen Drake’s Pasta Ravioli (Veal or Butternut Squash) - $12.99/lb (serving for 2)

1932’s Pasta Sauce (Arrabbiata, Pomodorina with Fresh Basil, Pomodorina with Barolo) - $7.99

Fusco Mezzi Rigatoni Dried Pasta from Italy - $6.99

Fusco Casarecce Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Maurizio Spaghetti Chitarra Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Maurizio Trofie Dried Pasta from Italy - $7.99

Tribeca Bakery Bread (Rosemary or Asiago) - $5.50

New Wine🍷

Frog's Leap 2022 Flycatcher California Red Wine, California - $39.99

Stoller 2021 Dundee Hills Chardonnay, Oregon - $19.99

Morgan 2020 Twelve Clones Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, Oregon - $34.99

St. Supéry 2018 Dollarhide Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa - $124.99

Valdo NV Valdobbiadene Brut Prosecco Superiore, Italy - $24.99

Sella & Mosca 2020 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva, Italy - $22.99

New Beer 🍺

Founder's French Toast Bastard, 4pk bottles - $15.99 (it's back!)

North High Brewing Co. "The Lager", 6pk cans - $11.99

Fat Head's Hop Marauder Imperial IPA, 6pk cans - $11.99

Juniper Brewing Co. Interstellar Overdrive Hazy IPA, 4pk cans - $14.99

Juniper Brewing Co. Wolfman's Brother Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 4pk cans - $14.99

Crafted Spiced Maple Cranberry Cider, 500mL bottle - $10.99

Big Drop Brewing NA Pine Trail Ale, 6pk cans - $11.99

Athletic Brewing Co. NA All Out Extra Dark, 6pk cans - $10.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel 🛢

Outerbelt Glasstown - $109.99

Coronado Weekend Vibes - $121.99

Duck Rabbit Amber - $135.99

Final Thoughts 💬

My thoughts are a little preoccupied right now with all of the sights and tastes of France. That said, I am as always looking for inspiration that I can bring home to all of you. I've been looking EXTRA hard in Champagne, if you catch my drift...

Cheers from all of us here at the Wine Merchant!

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